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About Me: I am the creative person behind Ribbonwood Cottage. A mother, wife and grandmother. My goal in life is to leave a lasting legacy to my family that life is incredible. God gave us this one life and it is worth the journey! A believer. A pianist, church music and worship director. Focused on intentionally living the best life possible.

December 10, 2008

Holiday Garland Show and Tell!


Merry Christmas everyone! I loved seeing what was going in blog land with "The Nester" showing your garland, So I just had to join in! http://nestingplacenc.blogspot.com/...take a look, there are some amazing garlands and every one is lovely and different!


I live in an old farmhouse with a wood stove and no mantel! So my garland is on top of our book cases (filled with farm how-to manuals). I use 2-3 garlands, pinecones, glittery poinsettias, little snowflake framed photos of our family, glass icicles....

nests filled with eggs, little birds, sparkly lights....
snowmen...
I had to add the rooster (we live on a chicken ranch-and I'm the head farmer's chick) The words on the beam across the living room say "Blessed shall you be in the country!"
Here I have some more garland over my china hutches in the dining room...
greenery, red berry branches, more roosters and lots of red poinsettias...

Last I have a hoosier that I have a real pine garland over, mixed in with my gingerbread collection http://ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com/2008/12/lovin-that-gingerbread-decor-and-little.html the garland weaves in and out of glass jars filled with faux candies and faux baked goods and some real candy canes, old kitchen flour sifters, and cookie cutters....they are small so it is hard to see.

Well thanks for coming by for the fun garland tour and thank you "Nester" for heading up the FUN!
Blessings,
Debbie

20 comments:

hIWTHI said...

Both garlands are pretty, but I especially love the one on your hoosier cupboard!

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

Both garlands are just beautifu! I like the nest you have in one and the ribbon in the other. Good job!

Manuela

Lamp Tramp said...

I love your garlands, your earlier post on the tablescape is exquisite as well. You've inspired me! Thanks for visiting me!
Lamp Tramp

Judy @ In His Grip said...

Your garlands are great. I really like the birds' nests.

Darlene said...

I love your garlands...your home looks so festive and beautiful!!!

Mary Beth said...

The garlands are beautiful. I love them both. It is a good thing I don't have to pick which one I like better because I couldn't.

Cheri said...

How pretty all your garlands look. Wish I had your touch.

Lisa said...

Your garlands are all beautiful! I really love the nest on the one and all the red details on the other. They are fabulous!
Thanks so much for commenting on my blog :)

Tammy ~ Country Girl at Home ~ said...

Debbie....gosh, I love the garland with all the natural elements...the bird nest and pinecones! It's so lush looking!

But I also have a fondness for the fresh pines too and I love what you have it mixed with!

It all looks great!
TAmmy

Raggedy Angel said...

Sooooo pretty! Beth

Ali said...

Hi! thanks for looking at my holiday post! I am a fan of the "ball o' christmas lights" I love the holiday table so festive and pretty!

Beneath the Eaves said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I am thrilled to come and visit yours.
Your garlands are just stunning.
I also really enjoyed viewing the wonderful table in the prior post.
Have a very joyous holiday.
Debra

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

I am SO in love with that nature inspired garland. You really took it to the nines!!! Just beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Your garlands are so pretty. I must get back to garlands. The last time I used one was a cheap evergreen one that I tied to the banister and added a little ribbon and a few colored balls. It was very unimpressive and I still have the thing stuffed in a box. Maybe next year I'll get creative and do something with it.
Your table settings are gorgeous in the post below.
Charlotte

Neabear said...

I enjoyed seeing your garlands. They are gorgeous. You did a beautiful job arranging them.

Anonymous said...

The garlands are beautiful! I love the nest in the one that you did. Very pretty!

The Vintage Housewife... said...

hello sweet debbie...how i've missed you as well...your family is so darling! your home looks soooooo amazing honey...what a talented chick! blessings to you and your family for a wonderful Christ mas! thank you for the sweet sugar cookie comments...i feel all toasty! luv ya cat

Anonymous said...

I love both of your garlands..especially the one with the bird nest no especially the gingerbread,candy cane one. Well, I can't decide.

Gretchen

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I don't know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.


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